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Responsibility of hepatitis C virus in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma: From molecular alterations to possible solutions
Gaetano Bertino, Evelise Frazzetto, Alice Sciuto, Hepatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Policlinico “G. Rodolico”, Catania 95123, Italy
Giulia Malaguarnera, Michele Malaguarnera, Research Center “the Great Senescence”, University of Catania, Catania 95100, Italy
Giulia Malaguarnera, Michele Malaguarnera, Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Science, University of Catania, Catania 95100, Italy
Gaetano Inserra, Internal Medicine Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania 95123, Italy
Guido Nicola Zanghì, Department of Surgery, Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele University Hospital, University of Catania, Catania 95100, Italy
Author contributions: All authors made equal contribution in the preparation of this manuscript and final approval of the version of it to be published.
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Correspondence to: Gaetano Bertino, MD, Associate Professor, Hepatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Policlinico “G. Rodolico”, Via S. Sofia n.78, Catania 95123, Italy. email@example.com
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Received: March 8, 2018
Peer-review started: March 8, 2018
First decision: March 19, 2018
Revised: March 30, 2018
Accepted: May 11, 2018
Article in press: May 11, 2018
Published online: June 27, 2018